Bookshelf. Zimbali Retreat, Canaan Mountain, Negril, Jamaica.
A friend of mine sent me a photo he took of a bookshelf at Zimbali Retreat, a Canaan Mountain eco-lux’ lodge 20 minutes uphill from Negril, Jamaica. And there, low and behold, is Life, as I like to say, Turns Man Up and Down in stellar company. To my left is a book on Rastafarian Art, The Healing Power of Africa, an autobiography of Malcolm X, a biography of Madame C.J. Walker, a terrific book on the Jamaican underworld by Laurie Gunst, something titled Lionhearted Gal, a two volume biography of Haile Selassie that appears to have been printed in India, a Bob Marley bio I haven’t read (Timothy White’s being sufficient), and Mihlawhdh Faristzaddi’s Itations of Jamaica and Irastafari. I feel in very good company.